Spring Hill College Commencement 2015

Schedule of Events

Friday May 1
The Final BBQ 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
An old tradition is reborn! Exclusively for seniors, faculty, and staff this event is designed to gather one last time with faculty and staff before 
graduation. Dinner provided.
Wednesday May 6
Senior Class Party 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Join us for this “Destination Unknown” party to celebrate your accomplishments as a class.  Be on the lookout for sign-up information.  Hosted by your Senior Class Officers, SGA and Student Affairs. Cocktail attire please.

Thursday May 7
President’s Senior Celebration 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: President’s Office.  President Gregory F. Lucey, S.J, will host this celebratory event for all graduates. Sponsored by the Alumni Office.  Business casual attire please.
Friday May 8
Baccalaureate Mass 4:30 p.m.

The Arthur R. Outlaw Recreation Center. No formal procession. Seating is open and graduating seniors may sit with friends and relatives.

President’s Reception 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Student Center.  All graduates, families, faculty, and staff are invited.  Hosted by the President’s Office.  Light hors d’oeuvres.

Saturday May 9
Commencement Exercises 10:00 a.m.

The Avenue of the Oaks.  Procession forms at 9:00 a.m. at Byrne Hall.  Graduates (Masters, BA, BS, BSN, AS, Certificates) in alphabetical order in each degree category meet on the second floor. Faculty, administrators, and dignitaries will organize in the lower corridor of Byrne Hall. CAP AND GOWN.

Senior Class Picture After Commencement

After Commencement, the procession continues to the steps of Byrne Hall for the Senior Class picture before disbanding. Please be prompt!

Diploma Pick Up After class picture

Diplomas may be picked up at the tables near the Byrne Hall steps. All remaining diplomas will be mailed to the student’s address of record. 

Residence halls will close at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 9

Commencement Rain Plan

In the event of rain, commencement exercises will be held at the Arthur R. Outlaw Recreation Center, on campus, 11:00 a.m.  Ushers will direct graduates, faculty, and the platform party to their dressing areas. Each graduate will receive five (5) Commencement tickets, which will be distributed at the Information Desk (Student Center), should the rain plan be invoked. 

In case of rain, the decision to move the Commencement ceremony indoors will be made no later than 9:00 a.m., Saturday, May 9, 2015.

Information will be available by calling 251-380-2262.  An announcement will be broadcast and the telephone message activated only if the rain plan is in effect.  If the events are to be held outdoors on the Avenue of the Oaks, there will be no announcement.

Public safety officers will advise arriving guests if the rain plan is in effect.  

First aid assistance will be available during the Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement ceremony. 

Bookstore Hours (May 4 – May 9, 2015)

Monday, May 4 7:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Tuesday, May 5 7:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 6 7:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Thursday, May 7 7:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Friday, May 8 7:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 9 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. (at Byrne Hall only)


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